8 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

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Train to Edinburgh, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Temppeliaukio Church and Turku Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Turku (Turku Cathedral & Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Kolminaisuuden kirkko, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

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Fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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